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Analysis of Place and Role of SME’s in the new Member States of the European Union


  • Anghel, Laurentiu-Dan
  • Filip, Alina


Günter Verheugen said: “Europe is good for SME’s and SME’s are good for Europe” and this is the main reason for writing this paper. Small and medium enterprises are the backbone of the European economy, and the best potential source of jobs and growth. The paper presents how SME’s are defined in the EU and also a short comparison of their position in old and new member of the European Union.

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  • Anghel, Laurentiu-Dan & Filip, Alina, 2007. "Analysis of Place and Role of SME’s in the new Member States of the European Union," MPRA Paper 3643, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 06 Jun 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3643

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    1. Smallbone, David & Welter, Friederike, 2001. "The Distinctiveness of Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 249-262, June.
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    Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s); SME’s Definition; New Member States of the European Union;

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    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics

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